Prime Hook Wildlife Refuge sets November events


Anytime is a good time to visit the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge, which is open every day from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset in designated areas. The Visitor Center is open daily year-round from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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All Month - Nature Photography Contest Exhibition - Photographs highlight the beauty of Prime Hook, Delmarva scenery, native birds, other native wildlife, and native flowers and plants. Visitors to the exhibition can vote on their favorite photograph as part of the People’s Choice Award. The photos will be on display at the refuge auditorium. Photos can be viewed every day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The display will remain up until Sunday, Dec. 13. There is no admission charge. The annual contest is sponsored by the Friends of Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge.


Saturday, Nov. 14 - Night Sounds on the Refuge, A Guided Walk, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Discover the sounds of nature during this evening walk with a volunteer guide. Come prepared for the weather and expect frequent stops. Long pants are recommended. Beginner nature enthusiasts are welcome. Trips are free and open to the public. Meet at the refuge office. Space is limited due to popular demand. Preregistration is required; call the refuge office at 302-684-8419.


Wednesday, Nov. 18 - Nature Through a Lens - Photographing the Hook - 8 a.m. to noon. Attendees will enhance photography skills and gain an appreciation for how nature changes through the seasons. Participants will select a location on the refuge and photograph plants, wildlife, and landscapes every month. Images will be printed and displayed in the auditorium. This is an opportunity to learn new skills and share enthusiasm for nature photography with others. Participants may bring a camera or borrow one from the wildlife refuge. Meet in the refuge auditorium.


Birding Field Trip - to be announced


Led by volunteer birding guides, beginner and experienced bird watchers will enjoy observing and learning about the bird species frequenting the refuge at this time of year. Come prepared for the weather and expect to walk up to a mile. Bring binoculars, a field guide and birding scopes (the leader will have spotting scopes reviews also). Binoculars will be available to borrow. Meet at the refuge office. Trips are free, open to the public, and last approximately three hours.